Drop-in meaning

drŏpĭn
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To drop in is defined as to come to visit or go to a place for only a brief period of time, often unexpectedly.

An example of drop in is when you are in the neighborhood of an old friend and you decide to ring her bell and say hello.

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One who casually drops in, as to visit or obtain an appointment.
noun
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Provided for short-term use.

A drop-in center for runaways.

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One who casually drops in.
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(informal) A person who drops in.

A restaurant welcoming drop-ins.

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An extraneous bit on a magnetic medium that was not intentionally written, due to a surface defect or recording malfunction.
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An informal social event.
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Providing treatment, information, or other services to those who drop in without appointment or referral.

A drop-in center for the homeless.

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Provided for short-term use.
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(manufacturing) Fit to substitute some element in a complex system without changes to the existing infrastructure.

We need the ultimate drop-in biofuel to make use of our expensive oil-based infrastructure.

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Informal social event.
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Designed for easy insertion and immediate use.

A drop-in ink cartridge.

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